Field Guide to the Common Weeds of Kansas

Field Guide to the Common Weeds of Kansas

by T. M. Barkley
     
 

This handbook illustrates and describes the 200 kinds of common weeds found in Kansas along roadsides and in yards, gardens, and cultivated fields. Designed as a reference for the general reader with no special training in botany, it will be of value to farmers, ranchers, gardeners, or anyone who must control weeds.

A detailed line drawing of the plant and a

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Overview

This handbook illustrates and describes the 200 kinds of common weeds found in Kansas along roadsides and in yards, gardens, and cultivated fields. Designed as a reference for the general reader with no special training in botany, it will be of value to farmers, ranchers, gardeners, or anyone who must control weeds.

A detailed line drawing of the plant and a distribution map is provided for each species. The description lists its common and scientific names and includes information on the plant's typical size, stem, leaves, flowers, particular arrangement of flowers, and habitat. Useful commentary about the weed--such as whether it is poisonous to livestock--is also given. The book includes a glossary of botanical terms and an index of plant names.

A handy system of "finding lists" enable the user, working with only three or fewer structural features of a plant, to arrive at easy, on-the-spot identification of an unknown weed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700602247
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
06/28/1983
Series:
Kansas and the Region Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
178
Sales rank:
578,597
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

A Little Bit of Botany

Botanical and Colloquial Names

Measurements

Sources of Data

Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Finding Lists

Descriptions of Kansas Weeds

Glossary

Selected References

Index

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